emerge_logo_bannerEvery other year Bullseye Glass celebrates the emerging glass artist with their competition, Emerge. People enter from all over the world…finalists are chosen…and the winners have been announced! Festivities are planned and a book will be published. It’s a huge honor to be one of the chosen finalists as well as a winner. Go over to the web site and …

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Art Deco at Patchwork Fun

by Scarlett Burroughs

DecoLampWallhangingThis Art Deco mini quilt was designed by Chris Jurd of Patchwork Fun Etsy. I just found her shop and quickly knew she would become a favorite. Won’t you join me for some window shopping, starting with Art Deco.

Image credit: Patchwork Fun

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Sale: Impress Stamps!

by Heather Holbrook

Sale Impress Stamps! Just a quick note to say Impress Cards and Crafts is having a sale, use code: SALE! to receive 20%, hurry though, sale ends tomorrow April 16th! -Heather…

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Dresden Plate with Butterfly

Dust off that sewing machine that’s been collecting dust this winter. Benita of Victoriana Quilt Designs shares a free pattern for this Spring-invoking quilt block. What you see here is a quilt made up of 20 of these blocks. Go get your free download of Dresden Plate with Butterflies and get to sewing up something pretty.

Editor’s note: This pattern

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Pretty Preppy Wedding Inspiration via Southbound Bride

Navy and gray make a sophisticated and chic duo for a modern, trendy wedding! Lots of classic style in this Pretty Preppy mood board featured at Southbound Bride.…

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I have a new favorite shop on Etsy…PatternBird. Her patterns range from whimsical to art deco and I want all of them! I love that her patterns seem to have a certain sense of calm to them. You can tell that they were made with love and each stitch seems to being a little bit more happiness into …

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Polymer Clay for Springtime

by Elaine Robitaille

Spring is finally rolling in here. The grass is turning a little green, the trees are budding and there are little shoots coming up where my tulips (I hope!) will show up soon. Polymer clayers are, likewise, making spring goods:

Spring Flower Earrings by ShooglyBeads Clay Frog by ClayWishes
Blue Bird Necklace by SheWearsItWell Fairy Door by ClayByKim
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The House Gardener via weddings.craftgossip.com

Green plants offer a stylish and refreshing alternative to florals for wedding centerpieces. Today, I’m delighted to share with you some inspiring and gorgeous images from Isabelle Palmer’s latest book, The House Gardener. Whether you have a green thumb, limited space, or little knowledge of growing plants, this informative book will give you all the tools you need to …

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DIY Ring Bearer Pillow

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Ring Bearer Pillow via weddingthingz.com

I just love the rustic charm of this pretty ring bearer pillow, with its high-low mix of burlap and silk flowers! Morgann Hill, author of Rustic Chic Wedding, shares the tutorial over at Wedding Thingz.…

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Citrus Wedding Inspiration via The Perfect Palette

The Perfect Palette shares a happy and colorful wedding board inspired by summery citrus hues. I love the cheerful pairing of coral and yellow, and those bow ties are adorable! Get all the details and links here.…

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Embellished bunnies quilt

by Scarlett Burroughs

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Can someone please shoo that bee off this bunny’s nose? Ahh, it’s only thread. This sweet scene is one of eight that make up a quilt from a Nan Baker design, Bullas Bunnies. Visit KreinikGirl to see a closeup of all the blocks and Kreinid Blog to see a list of threads used in this project.

Image credit: Kreinik

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Katie’s FMQ round-up

by Scarlett Burroughs

FMQ Inspiration and class Katie Did

Katie understands the key to mastering free motion quilting (FMQ) is getting in a ton of practice. To inspire potential learners to do just that, she shares on her blog, a round-up of FMQ patterns along with a plug for a local studio where FMQ classes are taught. Photos 8, Greek Key, is my favorite. Do you have one?…

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Real Men Quilt T-shirt

by Scarlett Burroughs

RealMenQuiltTshirtSew, men, sew. Though still a minority in quilting circles, men are indeed picking up the needle in greater numbers. We can encourage the habit with this screen printed t-shirt, “Real Men Quilt” offered by Stacey of IceCreamTees.

Image credit: IceCreamTees

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Union Jack blog tour starts today!

by Scarlett Burroughs

Union Jack Tour

Don’t miss this fun event, a blog tour sponsored by Riley Blake to promote their Union Jack fabric panels. Participating bloggers will share project ideas starting 4/1 and ending 5/1; get the blog tour schedule.

The first blogger on the tour is Paula from The Sassy Quilter, who made a smashing quilted Union Jack sewing machine cover.…

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 DIY Painted Burlap Table Numbers via Something Turquoise with photo by Studio 11 Photography

Every time I pass by the new burlap canvases at Michael’s I’m so tempted to throw them in my cart! Leave to the crafty geniuses at Something Turquoise to come up with a simple but very chic way to use those burlap beauties: painted table numbers! Get the instructions and see all the beautiful images by Studio 11 Photography

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DIY Chalkboard Monogram Cookies via Project Wedding

I just added the cutest DIY to my Chalkboard Inspiration collection on Pinterest: Chalkboard Monogram Cookies! These adorable treats from Project Wedding would make the sweetest favors for wedding celebrations. Click here for all the instructions.…

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DIY Seed Bomb Wedding Favors

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Seed Bomb Wedding Favors via Apple Brides and Park Road Photography

Just in time for Spring – Seed Bomb Wedding Favors! As the tutorial at Apple Brides explainsa seed bomb is a ball of clay with compost and wildflower seeds. Just plant and grow! To learn how to make these charming favors and see all the beautiful photos from Park Road Photography click this link.…

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Spring Garden Wedding Inspiration via Pocketful of Dreams

Spring has been slow to arrive in my part of the world. Just the barest hint of buds on the trees, pale sunshine, and slightly warmer temps hint that it will be here soon. In the meantime, I’ve been getting my Spring-time inspiration from beautiful mood boards like this series featured at Pocketful of Dreams. The lovely board shown …

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Polymer Clay Stories

by Elaine Robitaille

Fairytale finds – always some of my favourite – from clayers on Etsy:

Tiny Art Doll by Fairytale Village The Red Queen by MyWillies
Unicorn Ornament by ClayCreationNatMarie The Shoe House by UraniaArt
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 DIY Eat Cake Glitter Banner via Lia Griffith

Create a gorgeous, glittery banner for your wedding or bridal shower dessert table with this fun tutorial from Lia Griffith! The post includes a template to download and tips for cutting the foam and a link to instructions for adding glitter.

Mr. and Mrs. Glittering Wedding Banner via Lia Griffith

Be sure to check out the  Mr & Mrs. Chair Banner

 DIY Pink Ombre and Gold Glitter Love Banners via Lia Griffith

and the Pink

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DIY Rock Candy Place Cards

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Rock Candy Place Cards via Emmaline Bride

A place card that’s also a sweet, glittery treat? Genius! Emmaline Bride shares how to make these fun and festive place cards here. So fun for bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, weddings receptions, and more!…

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kittens hanging clothes on the line spring

This scene with kittens in a basket while Mom (or Dad) hang clothes on the line is adorbs. It’s the center portion of a quilt made by Linda Lanier of ArtsySewin with the pattern Wind in the Whiskers by McKenna Ryan. See more photos of Spring Clothesline with Kittens in her Etsy shop.

Image credit: ArtsySewin

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Roses and Romance Wedding Inspiration via b.loved Weddings

Nothing says romance quite like roses! For ultra-feminine wedding inspiration featuring beautiful blooms and soft, pretty colors be sure to visit this lovely pink, champagne gold, and ivory mood board at b.loved Weddings.…

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DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier

by Kimberly Jones

DIY Hanging Flower Chandelier via The Sweetest Occasion

Learn how to create this beautiful hanging floral arrangement with a step-by-step tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion! These would be lovely for a bridal shower or for wedding decor!…

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15 Gold Inspired Wedding Ideas via Emmaline Bride

Gild your wedding with DIYs and pretty accessories to buy from this gold-inspired round-up at Emmaline Bride! I was especially taken with the gold leafed pots, painted mason jars, and the gold lettered poster! For all the links and credits  + 12 more ideas visit here.…

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